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going to be it at least for today. i think we remain overcast to maybe brightening spots from time to time as we have a split jet stream, which means active weather across the northern plains passing to our north. another wet weather system across the deep south. we get the squeeze play. we miss out on the moisture except for the clouds, and that is enough to hold us to only 60 degrees. i think most of you outside the beltway north and west will be in the 50s. it will feel like the hard grip of autumn. let's check the roads with kim brown. >> we have some new incidents to let you know about. harrisburg expressway as you make your way towards the beltway, no problems to let you know about as you head towards the inner loop and outer loop there but we're getting word of a new crash in baltimore, west patapsco avenue at 895, it involves a fuel spill. hazmat crews on scene there. southbound harbor tunnel, lanes closed due to an accident. you may want to try 95 or key highway as an alternate. we have another crash on the outer loop, that is going to be between stevenson road and park
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heights avenue so just use caution. as we look at the jfx at 41st street, traffic looks great in both directions. back to you. parents, just want to be informed on the h1n1 virus. >> and we're giving you better information. abc2 news linda so is live outside the maryland department of health and mental hygiene. good morning. >> reporter: there have been pumps in the road since the new swine flu vaccine was rolled out last week but this morning the top doctor for the vaccine wants you to know that it's safe and wants all kids to get vaccinated right away. she says a good safety record from past vaccines bodes well for the new h1n1 vaccine that is becoming available. dr. ann shookit says there's no problem for getting the shots for the seasonal flu and h1n1 on the same day.
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but there could be a problem with getting the nasal versions of both vaccines at the same time. just this past week 19 children nationwide died from the swine flu. >> we are seeing this increase in disease including death and i think people should take advantage of the vaccine when it's available to them. >> reporter: this morning the maryland department of health and mental hygiene released a map on their web site so you can find out where to get the swine flu vaccine. that web site is dhmd. maryland click on any county and it will provide you with the address and telephone number to call. the goal is to have 40 million vaccines available by the end of the month, they will be reserved for the most vulnerable, kids between 6 months and 24 years old. live in downtown baltimore, linda so, abc2 news. >> remember, tomorrow, join us for the abc2 news day of answers.
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starts at 6:00 a.m. and goes until 7:00 in the evening. we're going to have a panel of experts, doctors, state health officials, all ready to answer your questions about the h1n1 vaccine, the virus and more. so, again, that goes from tomorrow, from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 5:32. people in anne arundel county are going to get another chance tonight to sound off on redistricting at two glen burnie elementary schools. a committee is examining redistricting plans now for rippling woods and southgate elementary school. there's concern about the overcrowding at rippling woods. school officials want to move students to southgate, the site of a continuing construction project. some parents don't want redistricting at all. tonight's meeting starts at 7:00. at rippling woods elementary school. 5:33. here's a look at what is happening today, october 12th, columbus day. officials with johns hopkins get ready to tee it up for the event. an event that features golf, a tournament dinner and live as well as silent actions all
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benefiting johns hopkins center. the ravens host their third annual women's event titled a purple evening. that includes field activities, football, one-on-one sessions, fan forums and player autographs. halloween is just around the corner. can you guess what the hottest halloween masks are this year? >> mr. ponzi. more than 15,000 bernie madoff masks have been september to stores across the land. he was the new york financier to pled guilty to scamming millions of investors. very popular but expected to be outsold by michael jackson and super mario masks this year. these walkers needed no masks for a pup crawl in minneapolis. the fourth annual zombie pub crawl. organizers say it's the oldest and largest of its kind in the country. they stumbled the bars to partake in the zombie bar
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specials. they said they served the undead. even though they just groaned when they asked for their order. yikes. in a spirited ceremony, edgar allan poe feeble laid to rest -- finally laid to rest. a handful of people went to his funeral when he died at age 40. there were two services honoring the men many people consider this country's greatest writer. many people attended who were influenced by poe. >> we had 200 people follow the hearse from the poe house to the westminster grave yard. when poe died in 1849 he had seven people following him to the grave. this is unbelievable. baltimore made up for the dismal burial in 1849. we're giving him the sendoff he never had. >> a local special effects
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artist created a mannequin of poe's corpse for the ceremonial coffin. he was turning in his grave yesterday around 4:00 though. >> no kidding. if you use the atm listen up. >> dozens of bank customers' personal information has been compromised by scammers and it happened right here in maryland. and putting in your ice cream order never tasted so sweet. we'll visit a historic southern landmark that has all your toppings. right now top of the morning with justin berk >> that ice cream won't melt too fast outside. 49 degrees at 5:36. we have a chilly wind from the northeast and we've got the first real feel of autumn. this week. wait until you see this forecast. let's go to the mta with mark jones. >> good morning, the commute start is a good one now on light rail and the metro subway. no delays. buses, just dealing with a heavy volume of passengers on the 3, 36 and 5. and number 17 with a diversion at corporate and international. in observance of columbus day,
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mta regular bus, light rail and mobility transit services on regular schedules but no marc train or mta commuter bus today. for the mta transit team, i'm mark jones.
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weather and traffic together here. 5:39. temperatures really starting to cool down in a hurry. it's not going to be the overnight temperatures. it's going to be the afternoon temperatures over the upcoming week. 46 easton, 49 baltimore. back towards hagerstown. we've been watching the clouds advance and it's likely we'll stay overcast today. you may want to make some minor verbal adjustment to the forecast because as we stay overcast, i think we'll stay overcast today, 60 may actually be a challenge. upper 50s, probably still within that two-degree guaranteed range so 58 to 60 is probably going to be the spread. wait until you see some of the afternoon temperatures for the second half of the workweek in a bit. let's check the roads with kim. the top side of the beltway at harford road towards charles street and dc, traffic moving smoothly on both loops of 695. good news if you're traveling
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southbound at the harbor tunnel, that earlier crash has been cleared. the delays begin at about o'donnell street but they are starting to ease some. you can still also take 95 or the key bridge. on the outer loop, crash still on scene between stevenson and park rights and still working a crash in the city, west patapsco avenue at the harbor tunnel thruway. jfx at 41st street, no problems in either direction. back to you. 5:41. new information on the h1n1 vaccination. >> a stern warning for parents this morning as more children die from the swine flu. i'm linda so. more information on where you can go to get your flu shot. fiber one honey clusters,
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welcome back to "good morning maryland." 5:44. health officials want you to be prepared and educated about the h1n1 flu. >> and we're making it easier to find out where to if and who you can call if you need more information about vaccinations. abc2 news linda so is live outside the department of mental health and hygiene. >> reporter: the top doctor for the cdc says the best way to protect yourself and your family is to get vaccinated against both the swine flu and seasonal flu. she says a good record from past vaccines bodes well for the h1n1 vaccine that is now
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becoming available. dr. ann shookit says there's no problem with getting shots for both the swine flu and seasonal flu on the same day but health officials do recommend a three-week period between getting the nasal versions of the vaccines. h1n1 poses greater risk for severe illness and death in young children than the regular seasonal flu which typically hits the elderly pretty hard. some people are skeptical about the vaccines doctors say it's safe. >> though the virus is new the vaccine is not new. it's made exactly the way seasonal flu has been made year in and year out. >> reporter: this morning the maryland department of health and mental hygiene released a map on their web site so you can find out where to get the swine flu vaccine. that is dhmh. you can go to their web site, click on any county and it will provide you with the address and telephone number to call. the federal government's goal is to get about 40 million
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doses of the swine flu vaccine ready by the end of the month. they will be reserved for the most vulnerable, those between 6 months and 24 years old. live in downtown baltimore, linda so, abc2 news. tomorrow, join us for our day of answers, 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., a panel of experts will be available to you. doctors, state officials, all ready to answer your questions about the h1n1 virus, the vaccine and more. so again, that is all day tomorrow, tuesday, october 13th. it's 5:46. here's a look at the other top stories we're working on for you. autopsy results are still pending for a man who died during the baltimore marathon on saturday. we know the victim was a 23-year-old man, he collapsed around the 25-mile park. rescuers rushed him to union memorial hospital you but doctors were not able to revive him. this is the second death in the nine-year history of the baltimore marathon. we're waiting to learn the identity of a 13-year-old boy hit and killed by a train last
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night. an acela train in cecil county. happened just before 5:00 last night near elkton on the tracks that run behind the whispering pines mobile home park along route 7. amtrak officials say the top speed for acela trains in that area, more than 130 miles per hour but right now officials don't know exactly how fast that train was going. it appears that somebody stole personal information from an atm on the eastern shore. the queen anne's county sheriff's office says a card-skimming device similar to the one you saw here was attached to the atm at a bank of america in stevensville. card skimmers captured pin and account numbers, other personal information from your atm card. in this case the skimmer was on the atm from september 26th until october 9th. at least 88 people have reported unauthorized transactions on their accounts. we're not asking for special rights. we're not asking for anything more than what everybody else already has. we just want to have that place at the table.
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>> gay rights activists are calling on president barack obama to keep his promises. tens of thousands of people marched from the white house to the capital yesterday demanding that obama carry out his pledge to end the don't ask don't tell ban on gays serving openly in the military. 5:48. lets look at the ravens game yesterday. it was a tough one. we have highlights though. carson palmer whips it out. ed reed picks it off. 45th career interception, eighth time he's taken it in for the score. we're feeling pretty good. then watch this, megan. watch this pass. out to ray rice. no, picks himself up and scores. now we're heading to game, 14-10, right? we think that's it. we think we're cruising, 14-10. we've got it. then carson palmer, like he's done before beats us again. andre causewell, wide open in the end zone, bengals win
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17-14. next on to minnesota. ravens now 3-2. >> yeah, that hurts and it will hurt literally over the course of the next couple days. 49 degrees this morning in baltimore. 47 philly. 47 new york. 48 richmond. nothing unusual around the east coast. we have clouds that rolled in the last couple of hours and it will turn out to be an overcast day. we have a very active and i mean very active, weather pattern. if you've heard anything about the weekend weather, with a few inches of snow around the denver area the coldest post season game with temperatures tied back at 35 degrees yesterday, whech was warmer than the -- which was warmer than the 23 degrees with the postponement of the phillies with the rockies the day before. snow spreading through nebraska and dakotas. minneapolis is expecting to have two to four inches of snow in the metro area there. and that snow will spread through the great lakes. i mention snow because that's the source and building of the
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cool air that will follow and spread our way. rain is the issue on down towards the deep south. this southern system looks like it's going to pass at least to the south of baltimore but we get the clouds today. that should read 60. we're looking for temperature to stay at 57 degrees. and cloudy skies in westminster. 58 parkton. looks like temperatures upper if -- 50s to near 60 in harford, cecil county. 68 aberdeen. 58 elkton. mostly cloudy to overcast. a shower could slip in on the south side overnight. 48. looks like tomorrow back to about 69 degrees. there's our improvement. warmest day of the week, we'll have the forecast newscast in a couple of minutes. and it will get much chillier. let's check the roads with kim. >> thank you. if you're traveling southbound on 95 approaching the beltway traffic beginning to build, still moving at a pretty good pace. northeast corner at harford road, no problems on 695, at least this corner.
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harbor tunnel, that has been reopened and the earlier delays from the accident have been cleared. no residuals at this time. the fort mchenry tunnel also checking in ok. outer loop, still working a crash between stevenson road and park heights avenue. and in south baltimore, west patapsco avenue, that is between the light rail station and 895. that crash is still on scene. getting reports of a fuel spill as well and hazmat crews are cleaning up that area. as we look at the jfx, no problems to let you know about. if you would like to follow me on twitter, you can do so at back to you. for more than 50 years people in damia, florida, have been lining up for some of monroe dell's ice cream. >> the job is dependent on making it good, making it himself and giving the customer whatever they want including the kitchen sink. here's our story from photo journalist mike miller. >> my name is monroe udell.
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i'm the original owner for 53 years. i originally started it in 1956. i made the ice cream myself, double-dip ice cream cones, 15 cents. the location is a landmark today. we serve humongous portions. and came up with the kitchen sink because people called their ice cream the kitchen sinks -- which were in a punch bowl. we're not a cookie cutter. we're renowned in the industry as one of the outstanding ice cream parlors in the country today. it's still made right here. with all the good fruits and nuts. we have not changed a thing. still made the old-fashioned
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way. >> i'm in heaven. >> we've had down times and good times, with the economy. >> ♪ happy birthday to you♪ >> about six weeks since i've had my quadruple surgery, heart surgery. i'll try to be here as long as i can. i hope for another 60 years. >> oh, my gosh. >> look at the size of those things. what was it that used to come out and sing? the pig. it was like a -- something -- oink at you. >> i think if you're eat -- eating something like that large it's justified. these ladies threw on the mascara and lipstick to play rugby in prom dresses. doesn't matter what you make or what you do, identity thieves do not discriminate but joce sterman is working to keep you protected. all new on the 6:00 news.
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